Early 2016 Retina MacBook

Early 2016 12-inch Retina MacBook references spotted in OS X apps

By on March 24, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Early 2016 12-inch Retina MacBook references spotted in OS X apps

After a report said earlier this week that Apple is readying ultra-thin 13-inch and 15-inch MacBooks for the second quarter, possibly similar in design to the 12-inch Retina MacBook, code discovered inside OS X suggests there’s at least one new MacBook in the works, supposed to be launching soon.

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2016 MacBooks Release Date

Apple’s next-gen MacBooks are launching soon and they’re somehow even thinner

By on March 22, 2016 at 8:10 PM.

Apple’s next-gen MacBooks are launching soon and they’re somehow even thinner

You might not be ready to buy a single-port, ultra-slim 12-inch Retina MacBook, but Apple’s thinnest laptop yet is an interesting option. The impressively slim design is already being copied by various rivals, and new reports suggest Apple will now release two new models of its sleek notebook. More →

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MacBook Laptops Virtual Reality

How to get your laptop ready for virtual reality

By on March 20, 2016 at 11:35 AM.

How to get your laptop ready for virtual reality

The Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Sony’s PlayStation VR are going to be some of the most exciting virtual reality headsets to buy this year. However, they require dedicated computers or consoles that have the advanced computational capacity for seamlessly rendering VR content. That means most people will need to either upgrade their desktops or purchase new ones to enjoy some of the best VR experiences coming to the living room.

But what about computer users who prefer laptops, including MacBooks? Should they purchase a computer just for consuming VR content and games? No, that might not the case, as there’s one cool accessory that might turn your notebook into a VR-compliant machine.

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2016 MacBook Air Pro Release Date

Apple’s 2016 MacBook rollout timeline purportedly revealed

By on January 28, 2016 at 5:35 PM.

Apple’s 2016 MacBook rollout timeline purportedly revealed

They might not be iPhones, but Apple’s MacBooks and Macs are still relevant players in the PC business. And while Apple may not have anything to announce regarding release plans for this year’s MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, supply chain murmurs have already hit the web and have revealed tentative release dates for this year’s MacBook releases.

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Apple 2016 New MacBook iPad AIr

World’s most accurate Apple analyst drops major info on Apple’s early 2016 releases

By on January 25, 2016 at 11:30 AM.

World’s most accurate Apple analyst drops major info on Apple’s early 2016 releases

The iPhone may be Apple’s primary revenue driver, but the Mac over the past few years has remained a steady and perhaps surprising contributor to Apple’s bottom line. In fact, the Mac today is responsible for a greater share of Apple’s revenue than any of the company’s other services or products, including the iPad.

Looking out over the next 12 months, Apple reportedly has a few exciting changes in store for its notebook lineup. According to reputable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, and originally relayed by 9to5Mac, Apple will likely refresh its MacBook line sometime before June.

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Sell Old Laptops Best Prices

Where to sell your used laptop for the best price

By on December 14, 2015 at 4:45 PM.

Where to sell your used laptop for the best price

Getting rid of an old computer can be a difficult thing to do for a multitude of reasons. Not only did you likely spend a great deal on it, but it held your personal information for years. It’s definitely not something you’re going to part with lightly, which is why you want to get the best possible price for it when you do finally decide to sell.

On Monday, Lifehacker did a deep dive on the subject in an attempt to find the best places on the Internet to sell a laptop and get the most money in return. The results might surprise you! More →

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Best Buy Apple Christmas Deals

Best Buy has new deals on Apple gear including $100 off Apple Watch, up to $300 off MacBooks

By on December 9, 2015 at 5:10 PM.

Best Buy has new deals on Apple gear including $100 off Apple Watch, up to $300 off MacBooks

Did you miss your chance to score a great deal on Apple gear on either Black Friday or Cyber Monday 2015? Well then, you should know there are plenty of special sales and promos available until Christmas, and a number of these sales events cover Apple gear.

Best Buy, for example, is ready to offer great savings on the Apple Watch, MacBooks and iMacs throughout the holidays. More →

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Consumer Reports Apple MacBook

Consumer Reports: Apple’s MacBooks are the most reliable laptops

By on December 3, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Consumer Reports: Apple’s MacBooks are the most reliable laptops

Consumer Reports has a definitive answer to a particular debate between laptop buyers. Are MacBooks better than Windows notebooks? Or is it the other way around? The product testing organization found that MacBooks are more reliable than their Windows-based counterpart, after conducting a large-scale study looking at laptop performance. More →

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Apple Surface Book MacBook

Apple invented the ‘ultimate laptop’ back in 2011, decided not to produce it

By on November 3, 2015 at 12:56 PM.

Apple invented the ‘ultimate laptop’ back in 2011, decided not to produce it

Right after Microsoft unveiled the Surface Book (a.k.a., the “ultimate laptop”), I wrote that I hope Apple copies the idea and creates a similar iPad/MacBook combo. I said that despite the fact that Apple has steadfastly insisted it will never merge iOS and OS X. In Apple’s view, there are specific purposes for the iPad and the MacBook, so seeing a Mac with a touchscreen display seems out of the question.

However, it looks like Apple studied the “ultimate laptop” idea as far back as 2011, when the company first filed for a patent describing such a piece of technology. More →

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Retina MacBook USB-C Dock Ports

This tiny device is a cheap way to give your Retina MacBook more ports

By on October 30, 2015 at 2:41 PM.

This tiny device is a cheap way to give your Retina MacBook more ports

One of the 12-inch Retina MacBook’s most daring features is the USB-C port that can transfers both power and data at speeds faster than before. Just like MagSafe chargers, the port is also reversible, meaning you don’t have to find the right way of inserting a charger into the MacBook. However, there’s one potentially major problem with the port: It’s the only port on the Retina MacBook. More →

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MacBook Pro Air Storage Upgrade

Double your MacBook’s storage in under three minutes with this tiny device

By on October 29, 2015 at 3:20 PM.

Double your MacBook’s storage in under three minutes with this tiny device

Apple has recently revealed it’s still selling a lot more MacBooks than expected and is continuing its positive growth in a PC business where sales are declining. But MacBooks aren’t cheap, and sometimes users end up choosing entry-level options that have limited storage.

Rather than purchasing pricier memory upgrades from Apple, you can always choose to upgrade the SSD drive in your laptop yourself, but that involves the hassles of actually opening up the laptop or paying someone to do it for you. Alternatively, you could buy an external hard drive, but you’d have to carry it with you at all times. And yes, there’s always the cloud with its unlimited resources, but that means you need a constant Internet connection.

But what if you could double your MacBook’s storage in less than three minutes with a push of a button and avoid any hassles related to alternative storage solutions? More →

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Retina MacBook Secret Design Features

Apple’s Phil Schiller reveals secret Retina MacBook features in wide-ranging interview

By on October 28, 2015 at 1:05 PM.

Apple’s Phil Schiller reveals secret Retina MacBook features in wide-ranging interview

In a rare interview, Apple’s Phil Schiller shared more details about the Retina MacBook, including secret features that Apple has never really talked about. On its face, this seems a little strange.

Sure, Apple talks about its products with the media all the time by promoting them before or around launch. Earlier this year, for example, Apple gave multiple news sites and publications access to the Apple Watch before it hit stores and it also talked extensively about Apple Music.

But it’s definitely strange to see Apple pitch the Retina MacBook during an interview — the device was released this past March, after all — rather than focus on the recently launched iPhone 6s and Apple TV or the upcoming iPad Pro. Is it possible that Apple, maybe for the first time in years, is actually afraid of a MacBook rival, Microsoft’s Surface Book? More →

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